Three People Arrested for Inciting Riots on Their Blogs
Monday, November 07, 2005
According to legal sources, one minor and two young adults were arrested
in Aix-en-Provence and the Paris region Monday, accused of using the internet
to incite people to riot and attack police.
The three blogs in question were hosted on the site owned by radio Skyrock,
which deactivated them over the weekend.
“The sites were inciting people to participate in the urban violence and
to attack police and police stations,” a parquet judge told Reuters in Paris.
The parquet is supposed to decide today whether or not to open a judicial
file, having decided that an investigation in necessary to ascertain the political
connections of the accused as well as whether or not their activities were
part of a broader organization.
The accused could face up to five years in prison if the charges of “inciting
assault against individuals” is upheld.
This originally came from my blog - Sketchy Thoughts
- and is one of a number of pieces i wrote or translated regarding the
riots that rocked France in October and November 2005. To see the a complete
list of such posts, i suggest you check out the 2005 Riots In France page on the Kersplebedeb